November 28, 2012
Economic, political, social, and technological trends are changing the world—and the transportation industry—at an ever-quickening pace. Just think of some of the staples of daily life, such as smartphones and Facebook, that didn’t even exist 10 years ago, let alone in 1987 when CTS was founded. What’s next? This culmination of CTS's 25th anniversary celebration looked at past innovations and anticipated the road ahead.
In this presentation, Frank A. Stasiowski described trends that could define the next decade and have a direct impact on transportation. One such trend—the retirement of the baby boomers—will have ramifications for the workforce and workplace conditions as well as for transportation and housing patterns. He also addressed what research and actions are needed now to prepare for this future—such as embracing new technological ideas, sharing intellectual capital, and building a knowledge network.
Frank A. Stasiowski is the president and founder of PSMJ Resources and an advisor to the CEOs of many top design and construction firms in the U.S. and around the world. He is best known as a futurist, predicting the direction of design and construction worldwide. A licensed architect with degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Bryant University, Stasiowski has over 30 years’ experience in the industry.